Wednesday 13 June 2012

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Criss cross cards were on the agenda for my girly craft night this week, so after custard cupcakes and tea we got down to business.  I decided to make a card for my Dad, who's a fan of all things nautical, for Father's Day.
To make the outside of the card, I used cream cardstock and K&Co papers.  I made decorative strips using blue card, white Distress Stain, doodled waves and some white paint pen.  I went online and found a step by step tutorial for tying sailing knots and managed to tie one using garden twine.  I added an anchor charm dangling from more twine and some Boofle buttons, along with a sentiment made with Papermania cardstock letter stickers.

The slider card was made with more cream card and K&Co papers, with a Michael Powell stamped image, coloured with Promarkers as the focal point.  Its such a detailed image and so much fun to colour.
I set a couple of eyelets near the top and threaded some twine through to make it easy to remove the slider element.  A wee twine bow finishes it off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting for all Seasons - #29 - for a man
Crafty Creations - #174 - use a charm
Fab 'n' Funky - #125 - Father's Day
Papercraft Star - #101 - Father's Day
Penny's Papercrafty - #81 - Father's day
Celebrate the Occasion - #66 - Father's Day
Totally Papercrafts - doodle on it
Clear it Out - Father's Day, use eyelets and old stash, I used old papers
The Crafty Pad - #174 - let's hear it for the boys


  1. Wendy, this is one awesome card, I can't believe you colored that beautiful scene! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the "Father's Day" challenge at the Papercraft Star, hope your day is fabulous!

  2. WOW Wendy this is absolutely brilliant I thought the scene was printed at first your colouring is superb. The layout and the design of the card is fantastic. Have a good day and hope you are well. Caroline xxx

  3. Oh this is wonderful Wendy, a fab design and I just love that gorgeous image and you've coloured it beautifully too, love the pastel coloured houses :)

  4. This is just gorgeous Wendy,love the image and fab

  5. Fabulous "DAD" card, cute image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out.

  6. Such a gorgeous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "I love you dad" challenge & good luck in the draw…

    (DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

  7. Gosh Wendy, This is truly a stunning card and it makes you want to go to the sea side if we had the sun that is still a little cold here, lovely colouring though and so colourful its gorgeous and good luck with the challenge:)x

  8. This is a fab card, love the twine and charm.

  9. Hi Wendy,
    Great criss cross card,fab design,i'm sure your dad will love it! :) x

  10. Wow, ur scene is beautiful! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  11. Hiyya Wendy

    Having a really quick trip round to see what everyone is up to, hopefully get a bit more time for blogging once the holiday washing and ironing (groan) is all done.

    Love the card and design. Have you been over to Stampalot challenge today ?

    B x

  12. Oh my goodness Wendy, you've done it again with another stunning card. Your detailing is just so fantastic with the knot and papers and everything working together - how do you do it!!! A really beautifully coloured image too.
    Hugs Sue

  13. Wendy that is a fab card. Love your colouring and had to check your details cos I first thought it was a ready coloured topped. Beautifully done!
    The knots and all the details make this a real keeper.

    Edna x

  14. Simply fabulous Wendy...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  15. Wow, what a fabulous card, Wendy. Your colouring is fantastic - I thought the image had been printed! Great card concept too.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll be back next week too.

    Rachel x

  16. GASP! Wendy, this card is Gorgeous! Just look at all of your lovely coloring and shading! Great job on your knots! Your dad is going to LOVE IT! It's a beautiful treasure!
    Have a great night!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  17. Gorgeous card Wendy - it would fit challenges over at LEJ designs and the crafty pad this week! Its funny - I was just drafting a post for tomorrow and I used that very title - but something told me to change it - so I did! weird!!!! Hugs Rachel xx

  18. Oooo so do I Wendy! I love being by the sea. This is a super cool card, genius idea too. He's going to love it! Michelle xx

  19. fabulous card great design wendy, beautiful colouring, he will love it pam

  20. Absolutely fabulous Wendy, love it.
    Wendy xx

  21. brilliant card!
    thanks for taking part in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  22. Oh my goodness it would take me forever to colour something like this and it still wouldn't be good ... beautiful Father's day card ... many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star

  23. fantastic card wendy.really love the image and design and your colours are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  24. Hi Wendy, what a lovely male card, I love that image and you coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck in the draw

    hugs Vicky x x

  25. Aaah super, great image and design, Luv Sam x

  26. A beautiful card Wendy. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges and good luck.

  27. Awesome take on the challenge..good luck...and thanks for joining us at Clear it out Tuesday

  28. This is just lovely Wendy! Thanks for playing in the Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Check back on Thursday to see if you're a lucky winner or one of our top picks!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  29. What a great scene you have colored, such a fabulously detailed card! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Father's Day" Challenge :o)


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